Clay bars..

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Bighvm
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Clay bars..

Post by Bighvm » Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:09 pm

Has anyone used a clay bar on the paintwork and glass?
I've been seeing a lot of you tube videos on the subject and they are on sale here now, seems like a brilliant detail step to a smooth gloss finish pre waxing.

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Re: Clay bars..

Post by ChrisH72 » Sat Aug 05, 2017 2:39 pm

I used one yesterday for the first time on my BMW and am impressed with the results. I only used it on the bodywork, not the glass, although I gather you can do. Followed a YouTube video and it was an easy job.

I went for Bilt Hamber medium clay as you can use water as lubricant rather than an expensive detailing spray.

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Re: Clay bars..

Post by egg » Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:56 pm

Get yourself a clay mit from Halfords does the same but less messing about.

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Re: Clay bars..

Post by LiDL » Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:51 pm

the bars do work very well but it's a time consuming job.. I used to spend many a car show day claying my car.

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Re: Clay bars..

Post by Bighvm » Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:13 pm

Ha yes those were the days, or should I say weekends I would clean my car... I spent easily sat and Sunday washing, polishing and buffing with a polisher, cleaning glass and cleaning carpets once every two months.. I am so into detailing, I owned a Ford Explorer then one of three I've had and at club meets, I won best car a few times, that was my level of weird manship!
I guess I will be the same when I get my i30 soon..
Nothing changes eh!! 😇

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Re: Clay bars..

Post by Gazwould » Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:31 pm

ChrisH72 wrote:
Sat Aug 05, 2017 2:39 pm
I used one yesterday for the first time on my BMW and am impressed with the results. I only used it on the bodywork, not the glass, although I gather you can do. Followed a YouTube video and it was an easy job.

I went for Bilt Hamber medium clay as you can use water as lubricant rather than an expensive detailing spray.

Definitely not water on it's own , diluted car shampoo / wash wax .

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Re: Clay bars..

Post by Bighvm » Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:17 am

Magic, seems like a perfect thing for car obsession guys and gals!

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Re: Clay bars..

Post by ryamdo » Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:57 am

I recommend using clay lubricant to make it easier to remove the contaminants on the paint.

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Re: Clay bars..

Post by Bighvm » Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:05 pm

Yes I agree ryamdo, a wash, clay bar, polish and wax seems to be the way..
I have seem also you tube content on waterless wash methods...!!!!! ( sounds all wrong to me).
Also I've seen people clay bar and wax at the same time.... how on earth- does this make sense to anyone?
Seems people want to short cut the actual joy we get from spending time on our cars!!
I even take my wheels off once a year to clean them thoroughly and wax, isn't that normal?

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